Julia ranking trend, TIOBE, RedMonk


If it is helpful, I would like to contribute :slightly_smiling_face: Just like world university rankings, there are lots of different versions and ranking methods. However, the ranking from well-known websites or media would make it easy for general users to accept.


This comment is just from the website of RedMonk, and the full comments are as follows.

Julia (3) : A week or so ago, we received the following inquiry from a large vendor: “what are your thoughts on Julia – is it going to remain a niche language or grow or die?” The inquiry was interesting, both because of where it came from and because we haven’t had anybody ask about Julia in some time. While it’s been written up here before, it has tended to move very slowly and thus hasn’t attracted much attention. But the inquiry was well timed, because according to our rankings Julia is making slow but steady progress. This quarter Julia jumped three spots to 36, which is its fourth consecutive quarter of growth (36, 39, 40, 52). It’s certainly not on a Kotlin or Swift path, and the esoteric nature of the language may yet relegate it to niche status, but its steady performance has put it back on the map as one to watch. (RedMonk, August 10, 2018)

For the people who never use Julia may consider Julia as a scientific computing language like Fortran or Matlab, although Julia can do much more. Maybe some famous projects would make more people know the features of Julia, just like Atom and Visual Studio Code let people know that Javascript is also good at Desktop GUI developing.